We’re checking off our reasons to be grateful this year. Topping our list? Dinners to-go. Thanks to the creativity and innovation behind some of DC’s best restaurants, take-out not only takes the prep work out of dinner, it now brings the dining out experience home with cocktail add-ons and other take-home thrills. Your gathering may look a little different this year, but with these stand-out restaurant dishes on your table, it’s guaranteed to be tasty. Read on for some of DC’s best holidays meals to go—plus one dine-in option. Happy Thanksgiving!  

photo: Hill Country

Hill Country
Is there anything more authentically American than Turkey for Thanksgiving? How about turkey with a BBQ flair? Hill Country is offering two packages for dinner at home. The Texas Turkey Box serves 2-4 and is $165 and the Thanksgiving Feast serves 8-10 for $275. Both meals come with sides, cornbread, and pie for dessert. Both options are cold with instructions to reheat at home. Once your order is placed, you can pick up between 2-5 p.m. on Wednesday 11/25 or 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

410 7th St. NW
Judiciary Sq.
Online hillcountry.com

photo: Vivian P. via Yelp

Known for perfectly combining Parisian flavors with those from right here at home and responsibly sourcing ingredients, Bresca is offering a delectable yet simple Thanksgiving feast at home. With a package to serve two people for $125 and one to serve four for $225, this meal comes complete with a heritage turkey, five sides including a green bean casserole made with shiitake mushrooms, and dessert. You can place your order now for pickup on Wednesday 11/25 or Thanksgiving day.

1906 14th St. NW

photo: Rose’s Luxury

Rose’s at Home
If Rose’s chocolate chip cookies are a favorite in your house (pictured above), you’ll want to check out their Thanksgiving feast to-go. This meal comes with lemon-pepper brined and roasted turkey, salad, three sides, a classic cranberry sauce, and Hawaiian rolls. Serving 2-4 for $240 and 6-8 for $480, this meal will not only satisfy your craving for turkey and carbs, but also provides a donation to the DC Food Project. You can place your order now for your Thanksgiving feast to be picked up on Wednesday 11/25 or Thanksgiving or to be delivered on Tuesday 11/24 or Wednesday 11/25. Rose’s also delivers within a 30 mile radius! 

717 8th St. SE
Barracks Row
Online: rosesathome.com

Lincoln Restaurant
Lincoln Restaurant is offering Thanksgiving at home with a salad, farm turkey with country gravy, three sides, and dessert. Prices range from $75-335 depending on whether you choose the package for 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 people. Orders can be placed by going to their website and clicking the link for Thanksgiving at home or calling the restaurant.

1110 Vermont Ave. NW
Online: lincolnrestaurant-dc.com


photo: Alison Marras via Unsplash

Seasons 52
Seasons 52’s menu is always in harmony with nature, and for Thanksgiving, nature delivers a mouthwatering traditional meal. Roasted turkey, savory pan gravy with mashed potatoes, stuffing and more are waiting to delight your taste buds. When the meal is over, everyone gets their own mini-dessert to satisfy their sweet tooth. Meals serve 4-6 and are $150. You’ll be able to pick up your meal on Tues.11/24 or Wed. 11/25. To place your online order, make sure you first select one of those two dates..

7863L Tysons Corner Ctr.
McLean, VA
Online: seasons52.com

Give your Thanksgiving dinner some French flair by heading to Falls Church. 2941 always offers a delicious Thanksgiving meal and this year they’ve created one that’s perfect to take home. The base meal starts at $240, feeds six and includes half a roasted turkey (breast and leg), two appetizers, two sides, and two veggies. You can add additional dishes a la carte if you need more or want to add dessert. Meals will be ready for pick up on 11/25 (packed cold for reheating) or 11/26 (heated and ready-to-eat).

2941 Fairview Park Dr.
Falls Church, VA
Online: 2941.com

photo: Blue Duck Tavern via Yelp


Blue Duck Tavern
Blue Duck Tavern has created a Thanksgiving menu that will have you quacking with excitement to eat it. Starting at $445, the meal feeds 6-8 with a turkey, two breads, four sides including Butter-Whipped Potatoes & Cornbread-Sausage Stuffing, condiments and two pies for dessert. You can add on a cheese & charcuterie board for an extra $95 too. When you place your order online, you’ll choose a time between Wednesday 11/25 at 11 a.m. and Thursday 11/26 at 3 p.m. to pick up your order.

Blue Duck Tavern
1201 24th St NW
West End
Online: blueducktavern.com

Bindaas offers authentic Indian street food, and on Thanksgiving, they offer a menu that puts that unique twist on a traditional American meal. This year, they’re offering their Thanksgiving menu that includes Turkey Samosas and Cornbread-Brussels Sprouts Kofta, for delivery. The regular menu will also be available. There’s no need to order ahead of time. Simply place your order for delivery on Thanksgiving between noon and 8:30 p.m.

2000 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Foggy Bottom

3309 Connecticut Ave. NW
Cleveland Park
Online: bindaasdc.com


photo: Pinstripes via Yelp

Stay & Play

Had enough of staying at home and ready to get out of the house? Burned the turkey and need a last minute way to both feed and entertain the family? Head over to Pinstripes where you can bowl or play bocce ball while you wait for your meals. Have your food delivered game-side so the fun doesn’t have to stop while you chow down. Pinstripes may also be right up your alley if the traditional turkey and sides isn’t your thing. They’ll be serving their usual menu, so you can munch on juicy burgers, yummy flatbreads and creamy pastas as you give thanks.

1064 Wisconsin Ave NW
Online: pinstripes.com

—Wendy Miller

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